Rainbow of Ribbons a success
The Barksdale Cancer Foundation hosted a Rainbow of Ribbons Pageant fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 15, at Randolph-Henry High School, raising more than $6,500.
There were six pageant categories, including Baby Miss, Tiny Miss, Lil Miss, Junior Miss, Teen Miss and Miss.
The winners were:
Baby Miss-Jalene Meehen
1st runner up-Paisley Newman
2nd runner up-Kali Roberts
Tiny Miss-Aubre Dailey
1st runner up-Braelle Marston
2nd runner up Rylee Barton
Little Miss-Sydney Scruggs
1st runner up-Hayley Wilmouth
2nd runner up-Averie Barton
Junior Miss-Scarlett Hatcher
1st runner up-Syler Railey-Clark
2nd runner up-Paige Smith
Teen Miss-Makala Seamster
1st runner up-Sherie Fredman
2nd runner up-Morgan Shepherd
Miss Rainbow of Ribbons-Cassidy Russell
1st runner up-Jenna Newcomb
2nd runner up-Cheyenne Stembridge
According to President of The Barksdale Cancer Foundation Wendy Lankford, the Barksdale family from Phenix founded the organization in 1999 after they lost three family members in four years to cancer.
Lankford continued to say the foundation keeps all of the funds raised in Charlotte County, and they are used to help people living with cancer.
“There is an overwhelming need for services because there is so much cancer in Charlotte County, which has a poor and aging population and few nearby resources which offer cancer treatments,” explained Lankford.
Lankford said that over the years, the foundation has provided $192,200 to Charlotte County cancer patients.